Job Positions

Academic Advisor (Oregon State University)

Categories: Northwest Region 8

Department:

Integrative Biology

Institution:

Oregon State University

Date Posted:

Aug 17 2021 1:14PM

Close Date:

Aug 27 2021
 

Position Description

The Department of Integrative Biology is seeking a Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position will perform academic advising and program support for Zoology majors (Ecampus, online) and Biology majors (Corvallis campus), including students with the marine biology or pre-veterinary medicine options. The advisor may also support students with the biology minor declared. The advisor will also participate in School of Life Sciences and College of Science recruitment and retention efforts and represent the College of Science at recruitment events. In the Integrative Biology Department, academic advisors work with students during their entire life cycle at OSU, supporting decision making about coursework and career development. The Department of Integrative Biology is part of the School of Life Sciences and receives support for its academic program from the College of Science. The department has developed an internationally recognized graduate program in conservation, evolutionary biology and marine ecology with faculty working in these areas at the level of the cell, organism and community. The Zoology major is one of over 85 programs available to be taken completely online through Oregon State Ecampus, which has been ranked in the top 10 online programs in the nation for the last seven years.

Duties

60% Academic Advising:
*Provide primary academic advising services for on campus (Corvallis) and Ecampus (online) Biology and Zoology majors and minors. including students in the Marine Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine options. Advising includes decision making in coursework for general education (baccalaureate core) and major specific coursework, as well as career advising and professional development.
*Advise new students during first-year and transfer student orientations (START).
*Assist School of Life Sciences and College of Science students with general requests such as change of major forms, petitions, referral to appropriate services, etc.
*Assist students seeking reinstatement after suspension from the University.

30% Program Support:
*Support and facilitate the on campus (Corvallis) and Ecampus BI 198 professional development first year course for Biology and Zoology majors in coordination with other IB advisors.
*Co-advise the Integrative Biology Club, some events require evening and weekend hours, including driving students in university vehicles. *Participate in IB proactive advising interventions through providing reports to the IB advisors each term. *Prepare and maintain advising materials such as program bulletins, websites, etc. *Participate in faculty meetings and other departmental duties as assigned by the Head of Integrative Biology. *Promote diversity and support equity, justice, and inclusion in the Department of Integrative Biology, School of Life Sciences (SLS) and College of Science (COS) programs, including participation in proactive advising efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds. This position facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. *Serve on the College of Science Scholarship Committee.
*Serve on other university, college, school, or department committees as assigned.

10% Other:
*Communicate and coordinate duties with personnel in the Integrative Biology department and the broader College of Science, including but not limited to the following: Integrative Biology Lead Advisor, School of Life Sciences Coordinator, Undergraduate Success and Engagement Coordinator, College of Science Head Advisor, and the Head of Integrative Biology.
*Attend local, regional, and national meetings as appropriate.
*Participate in student recruitment activities such as Beaver Open House, Fall and Spring visits; meet with prospective students and parents as part of OSU’s Visit program. Represent OSU and the College of Science at various college fairs, community college visits, and recruiting events for students from marginalized or minoritized communities. Other duties as assigned. Note: Duties may change depending on advising needs.

Application Process

please fill out an application at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/105633

Institution Information

The College of Science at Oregon State University provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. Oregon State University is a comprehensive, research intensive public land-grant university. OSU is one of only two land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant universities with such designation in the country. Oregon State programs and faculty are located in every county of the state and investigate the state’s greatest challenges. As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. The College of Science supports three of the university’s world-class research centers: the Linus Pauling Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing. http://www.science.oregonstate.edu
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.

Additional Information

Documents needed to apply: Resume or CV Cover Letter

Contact Information

Tara Bevandich Tara.Bevandich@oregonstate.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

*Bachelor’s degree in a life science field or a Bachelor’s degree from any field plus a combination of two years of life science college course work, including one year of biology, and relevant professional life science experience. *One year of experience in college or university academic advising, or student activities programming, or teaching/counseling of post-secondary individuals.
*A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
*Ability to communicate clearly with a diverse group of students and staff through written and oral communication. *Ability to maintain confidentiality and accuracy of student records.
*Familiarity or experience with developing effective programs and resources for post-secondary learners, through leadership, teamwork, organized planning, and problem-solving.
*Ability to use or learn a variety of computer software including cloud-based services for secure student advising; example programs are Web for Advisors, MyDegrees, Ellucian Banner, and CORE.
*Competency in and/or ability to learn email communication and the MS Microsoft Office Suite (including word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), MS Outlook, and PowerPoint.
*This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
*This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

*Work experience related to environmental science, animal biology, or related field.
*Master’s degree in a life science field or student services related field.
*Experience working professionally with individuals one-on-one or in small groups using professional business platforms.
*Experience teaching or presenting to large groups (150 + students) in person or in an online setting
*Experience with web design or graphic design to develop student resources